Five Immunity Boosting Wholesome Meals
Without any fancy supplements, build your immunity system and fortify your body against the deadly, virulent diseases
These easy, go-to comfort foods will help you sustain the perils of seasonal diseases and body’s dwindling immunity system without compromising on health.
Homemade Yogurt: Preparing the yogurt at home is sanguine choice than opting for packages with added artificial flavours and sugar. Yogurt furnishes you with lactobacillus, crucial for immune system, and builds an intestinal barrier to fight harmful bacteria. Heat the milk to 180 ° F and let it cool. Add the yogurt starter culture and stir. After the milk has incubated for 7-9 hours, cool it by refrigerating.
Tomato Rasam: Besides Vitamin C & K, the goodness of tomatoes comes with lycopene that prevents cancer. Chop the tomatoes and in a separate bowl grind black peppercorns and garlic cloves. Turn a few tomato slices into a smooth puree. Heat oil separately and add mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chilli. After a couple of minutes, add the puree and cook for 3-4 minutes. Now add rest of the tomato slices and let it boil for 5 minutes until it froths. Serve hot with rice. For taste, extra chilli and coriander leaves are suggested.
Bajra Khichdi: The popular Rajasthani dish needs mung daal, veggies and Bajra to nourish you with iron, phosphorus and protein. It improves gut health and prevents gall bladder stones besides regulating blood pressure and cholesterol.
Broccoli and Cheese Omelette: Just the perfect way to consume a nutrient-packed breakfast. Just chop the broccoli leaves and spinach, and cook till they are tender and bright green. Add the egg mixture and stir. Broccoli is replete with enormous nutritional value: fibre, Vitamin C & A, Potassium and phosphorous. The rich Vitamin C in Broccoli, and Vitamin b-12 and selenium in eggs will boost immunity and keep you healthy throughout the seasonal transitions.
Oats with banana slices: Oats is rich in beta-glucan that boosts White Blood Cells to ward off infections and keep immune system strong. This simple meal equips body to heal infections and wounds. Besides, if you have the propensity to get infected by bacteria, fungi and parasites, this bowl is the best antidote to start ASAP.
Lentils and Veg Stew: Lentils are a repository of immunity-boosting Vitamin B6, zinc and iron. Making the stew is pretty easy amidst a hectic schedule. Cook the veggies separately with chopped onions. Pour the cooked lentil into it and let it boil. Now add quinoa and cook for the next 15 minutes. Finish it by sprinkling salt and pepper five minutes before the dish is done. Serve hot!